Members of the National Park Service "shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
-National Park Service Organic Act
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act establishing the agency and defining its core mission. Today, National Park Service employees at Gulf Islands National Seashore strive to preserve and protect the many areas of the seashore through resource education, visitor and resource protection, resource management and science, facilities management, and administration. Each function is vital to the operation and continued public use of the this special place. You can help us in our mission by visiting USAJobs.gov to look for job vacancies throughout the National Park Service, or by visiting our Volunteer page and becoming a Volunteer In Parks.
While many of the day to day operations happen through out the park in both Mississippi and Florida, the principle headquarters for the national seashore is located at the Naval Live Oaks Area. Visit our contact page to learn more about how you can contact the park.
Last updated: January 5, 2016